Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 2001

71B Consideration of application for approval

(1)

This regulation applies when the chief executive is comparing the performance of the trawl net that is the subject of the application (A) with that of a specified net (B) under regulation 71A.

(2)

The comparison must be made by assessing the following matters:

Species composition

(a)

how A compares (or is likely to compare) with B with respect to the relative species composition (including both quota management system and non-quota management system species):

Size composition

(b)

how A compares (or is likely to compare) with B with respect to the relative size composition (including both quota management system and non-quota management system species):

Impact on protected species

(c)

how the number of protected species injured or killed by A compares (or is likely to compare) with the number of protected species injured or killed by B:

Impact on benthic species

(d)

how the weight of benthic species, or the area of seabed, impacted by A compares (or is likely to compare) with the weight of benthic species, or the area of seabed, impacted by B.

(3)

The comparison may also include assessing any other matter that the chief executive considers relevant, including—

(a)

matters relating to ensuring sustainability other than those described in subclause (2); and

(b)

matters relating to utilisation (for example, the value of the catch).

Regulation 71B: inserted, on 1 October 2017, by regulation 7 of the Fisheries (Trawling) Amendment Regulations 2017 (LI 2017/157).